DREAM the Biggest Dream

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I’m down in deep dark pitch;

untangling the muddy ditch,

oblivious of the heat,

awaiting to be neat.

I stood still and lay;

all through the day,

engulfed by fear and envy,

keeping through and steady.

I tend to steady or higher;

with great physical power.

brawny…

muscular…

rugged…

stalwart…

I struggle,

I dream…dream to hope,

I hope …and hope to realize.

I admire people who worked so hard to succeed in life. Success may not always be measured by how much money you have in the bank or how far you have gone through in the corporate world.

For some, success may simply mean achieving a favorable or desired outcome over something that we wanted for.

Like the water buffalo; despite of the  heat of the sun it struggles to maintain its grace and composure knowing that the heat will end as the sun goes down. Meanwhile, as it awaits for the sun to go down, it emerges itself over a muddy water so as to keep cool the whole day. There are people who are as firm and as strong of the water buffalo. They are those who despite of the hardships and difficulties manage to keep a smile in their hearts knowing that at the end of everything something good will happen.

But…. how do we really keep a smile despite of all the hardships?

1. YOU need to DREAM BIG

Dream big and act upon it one small step at a time. It is indeed true that When we dream big we are able to see clearly the bigger picture while at the same time plan to do action from the smallest perspective.

2.YOU need an INSPIRATION

Inspiration as the word suggest, is something or someone that makes you want to do something or gives you an idea about what to create; it could be a person, a place, an experience. Now look around… find that “inspiration” and choose to be great for your “inspiration”.

3. YOU need to be CONSISTENT

As you find that “inspiration” … you may start working on your goal now. But hold on for a while…. do you have the ability be consistent in your work?

Be consistent. Act in the same way, of the same quality, at all time.  You need to do something in harmony, with regularity or steady continuity; free from variation or contradiction.

P.S.

Here’s wishing you all that you achieve that ONE GREAT BIG DREAM you have…let me know

Affection

 

Silence stood over,

in the darkest corner,

your gaze still and slow,

in shallow breath high and low.

Warm around and still,

in deep hollow feel,

your touch burns and show,

in the cold body in tow.

Scream yield and hover,

in the soft sheet cover,

your mute tender passion,

the ingratitude of fervor affection

P.S.

Here’s wishing you all that you find that one great passion you’ve been looking for in life….let me know…

affectionately loving...
affectionately loving…

Why We LOVE

The love month is over… but i wanted to share with you some of the reasons why we love….even if it may sound absurd and pathetic; i guess we all went through this …

The “playful you ” says you are in love because…

1. MENTALLY, it made you nuts. You believe that the one you love is the most beautiful and the fairest creature in this universe; the only person blessed on this earth. At some point you will say there are million of fishes in the sea; but all these millions are worm – infested and he is the only “worm – free”, and yet, for all you know, he is not even a fish; he could be a worm.

2. VISUALLY, it made you blind. You can see no one but him anywhere you go. In every garden where flower blooms; even in a tree with its branches reaching majestically for the stars; and even in the silence of the church where everybody’s head is bowed for meditation.

3. EMOTIONALLY, this is WORST. You are empty without him and complete only with him.  Your life finds meaning in his. With him beside you, the rose is redder, the birds chirpier, and God is a very nice bearded old man. When you are with him, one hour is just a second; but when he is away, one hour is almost a year. He might not be really good looking but you believe he is.

4. PHYSICALLY, what love can do.  For some inexplicable reasons his hands are completely different from all the other hands in the world; heaven is in the circle of his hands, and for all you know, it is insanity.

The “serious you ” says you are in love because…

1. Sometimes it seems like you can read each others mind, like when he calls you just as you were thinking of him, or when he knows what you’re going to say before you even say it.

2. You feel he understands you in a way no one else has and your love for him just grows stronger the more you know about him

3. You have been very honest with him reveling those things you haven’t been able to tell anyone else. You’ve always wanted to talk to someone else about how you feel yet, somehow you know, you don’t need any words at all to tell him how much you love him. P.S. here’s wishing you all that you find your one true love…

Happy Dad’s Day

We have the power…

We have grace…

We create beauty. ..

We give strength. ..

We set the pace…

We breathe life…

For all things must come to life…

Under our emerald embrace…

Maybe in life or in death…

It may not be true to all…but I am a firm believer of “we create our own destiny”….what lies ahead is basically dependent upon how we work for it…we have the power to make our dreams come true and at the same time, we also have the power to make it not happen. I say…we are living the life we have basically wished for…simply because we’ve worked so damn hard to achieve what we have at the moment. ..life is good … really really good. Life has been very kind to my family. ..we get to travel…we get to shop…we get to stay in luxurious hotels… My husband has the gift of making huge surprises…He can make simple things magical. ..he never fails to amaze us all… He is simply one great dad…happy father’s day to all dads… May you continue to hold that power in your hands…may you strive for beauty and grace…may you forever breathe life to your family. ..

Guys Listen Up…

I have been anticipating this my whole life as a mom of four girls; however,  I didn’t realize it would be like this…the day has finally arrived when my eldest daughter who’s in college gets to have her first formal male/guy/boy visitor at home…on valentines day.

Let me tell you what went wrong with the visit.

First,  it was unannounced. By this I mean he did not ask my daughter’s permission that he will come over.

      Tsk….tsk…tsk…Wrong move. She was too busy to even consider a visitor much more entertain someone who just came in crashing.

Second, he came along with some bunch of “bodyguards” (friends actually,  one being a cousin to my daughter).

         Tsk…tsk…Tsk…Another wrong move. For someone strong, intelligent, and driven college student like my daughter (modesty aside) .. it was a turn-off.

Third, he came in prepared for a solo original performance of his life. Yes…you guessed it right. He serenaded my daughter with an original composition. It was sweet and nice and romantic…but again…tsk…tsk…tsk..another wrong move.

          He scared her with him over the top romantic gesture. For a first time visit…I personally believed it was a bad idea..although in fairness he sang really well and the lyrics weren’t even also bad.

Fourth, he was too prepared; and his actions were too choreographed.

         Well, I am sure you will all agree with me if I say it is more comfortable to loosen up and just allow things to happen naturally.

Fifth, he came in with traditional roses, chocolates, and..necklace…

          The first two items I might consider. ..the third. .I don’t understand… Okay, I might be just too pathetic about the whole thing but come on..it was like ahhhhhh…

Lastly, and I think the gravest of all the wrong moves…he came in with a dedication written in the card that has been generically used by every boy on earth.

          Here’s what it says: “roses are red, this ink is blue; a girl stole my heart, I’m glad it’s you”………

Now guys…boys…men… tell me…

Isn’t it just right to ask for permission when you visit a girl’s house? (Where is your courtesy?)

Isn’t it a sign of uncertainty to come over with a “bodyguard”? (What are you scared of?)

Isn’t it too “loud” to perform solo on a first visit? (Why show off when you can play it cool?)

Isn’t it awkward to come in prepared with all your “choreography? “(Haven’t you heard of “be cool”?)

Isn’t it scary to give valuable gifts on a first visit?  (What happens if you get busted, will you take it back or will the girl be obliged to give it back?)

And lastly, isn’t it pathetic to make use of a generic dedication that I bet have been used for generations? ( don’t you think its nice to write what’s in your heart?)

Well. .that’s just me…what he did might be fine with others but judging on my experiences and hearing from my friends. ..those were a “no..no..no”.

Nevertheless, I wanted to say that I think that boy is really nice and intelligent (am sure of this one). …he just needs to restructure his moves next time…

The gifts....I didn't get a photograph of the chocolates;  one of my other daughters ate ot immediately after the boy left. Well what to do....It looked delicious,  she said..
The gifts…I didn’t get a photograph of the chocolates; one of my other daughters ate it immediately after the boy left.
Well, what to do…It looked delicious, she said…

Love

The happy valentines banner my daughters made for me. Each hanging hearts contains a special love message
The happy Valentine banner my daughters made for me. Each hanging hearts contains a special love message

It’s February 15…a day after Valentine’s Day…and well..again just like yesterday when I thought it would be another ordinary day…I was wrong…again I woke up with my girls running around with a personalized banner.

Let me tell you what each heart says…

…I believe in love at first sight; I love my mom the first time I opened my eyes.

…others don’t believe in heroes; they haven’t met my dad.

…”dad, I may find my prince; but you will always be my king.”

…a daughter needs a dad to stand by her the day she marries;  to love her even if she fails; to comfort her when the rain falls.

Mom:

 age 10: “I love you”

 age 14: “my mom is so annoying”

age 18: ” I wanna leave the house”

age 25: ” Mom, you were right”

age 30: “Mom, forgive me”

age 50: ” I don’t wanna lose my mom”

age 70: ” I love my mom so much”

…love your mom, you’ll never get another…

Beautiful reasons to celebrate love… as simple as that…

The hanging hearts
The hanging hearts

I Love You

This is not the season of love …but I just don’t know why…for some weird inexplicable reasons I am being compelled to write about …..well…LOVE…

It suddenly made me remember the day I realized I too, was in love…the first time I saw him…the first time we spoke…everything seems just like yesterday because I keep such precious memories constantly alive in my mind…

 

a strange thing inside;

creeping through outside.

inexplicably bizarre;

truly peculiar.

a yearning to cry;

wanting to try.

humbly keeping;

patiently crawling.

a sentiment so pure;

believing so sure.

beautifully affectionate;

tenderly passionate.

a moment so phenomenal;

amazing and sensational.

wonderfully screaming;

perfectly loving.

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P.s.

Love is as beautiful as a peacock when it opens up its tail…..(technically, only males are peacocks, females are peahens and together they are called  peafowl…in case you’re not aware..)

Wedding Vow

One of my college students whom I have never seen for quite a while invited me to be a part of her entourage for her wedding day…

I’ve always been fascinated by weddings and the joy that it brings to two people in love who wanted to spend the rest of their lives together…

It is also a manifestation that we are still leaving in a world where true love reigns…

I do…

I could sing you a song,

I could stay with you for a long…

The melody may not be strong,

But I could be with you in my song.

I could write you a poem so dear,

I could hold you in my arms so near…

The words may not be like that of Shakespeare’s,

But it is what my heart yells so much oh, so dear.

I could create your image so gay,

I could kiss you so long and make your stay…

The picture may not be perfect they will say,

But I know it will make you so happy today.

I could stop the clock for a while,

I could make you hold me with a smile.

The thought may be actually whimsical,

But I know love is all that is magical.

 

Just the thought that you’ve finally found the one you wish to spend the rest of your life with is something that is so exciting and wonderful. Everything felt so natural.  You might even say that you don’t know what it is about that person that drives you closer to each other- it might be the combination of a great sense of humor, charming personality, good looks…whatever it is, you can sense its presence. I could call it chemistry or better yet the possibility that you are on the same wavelength…who knows…Image

Well, whatever it is really…here’s wishing you all that one day soon you’ll find your one true love. And when you found it never let it go….

We may fall in love many times in our lifetime but we would only have one greatest love…

Keep the love alive!!!!